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Automation Hardware

Our lab uses state-of-the-art hardware to tackle large and complex biological problems. Our current automation system includes the following instruments.

Tempest Liquid Handler

Formulatrix

  • 48 independent dispense nozzles
  • 6 reagent capacity
  • 0.2 - 5.0 ul dispense range
  • automated plate stackers (25 plate capacity)
Mantis Liquid Handler with LC3

Formulatrix

  • 28 reagent capacity
  • 0.1 - 5.0 ul dispense range
MultiFlo FX Multimode Washer/Dispenser

BioTek

(coming soon!)

  • 2 peristaltic pumps
  • 2 syringe pumps
  • Random Access Dispense (RAD) module
  • Automated Media Exchange (AMX) module
  • Wash module for magnetic bead purification
OT-2 Liquid Handler (x3)

OpenTrons

  • programmable aspiration and dispensing
  • single and 8-channel pipette heads
Cytation 5 Multimode Reader

BioTek

  • 6- to 1536-well plate reading
  • monochromator fluorescence (variable bandwidth)
  • filter-dichroic fluorescence
  • monochromator UV-Vis absorbance
  • luminescence
  • aerobic & anaerobic incubation
  • dual reagent injectors
  • pH-XTRA glycolysis module
Epoch 2 Plate Reader/Incubator

BioTek

  • monochromator UV-Vis absorbance
  • 6- to 384-well plate reading
  • incubation and shaking
  • automation compatible
Epoch Plate Reader

BioTek

  • monochromator UV-Vis absorbance
  • 6- to 384-well plate reading
BioStack 2WR Plate Handler (x2)

BioTek

  • 50 plate capacity
  • 30 second plate change time